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Doctoral Researcher

Dipl.-Psych. Amir Ghoniem

Phone +49-221-470-5903
Fax +49-221-470-7200

AddressRichard-Strauss-Str. 2, 50931 Köln | Germany

Room 4.B03
Office hours by appointment

Research interests

Desire and desire regulation • Self-control and self-regulation • Counteractive control processes • Depletion of self-control resources • Restrained eating • Health behavior decision-making and interventions


  • Ghoniem, A., & Hofmann, W. (2016). Desire. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences (pp. 1–4). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_501-1
  • Ghoniem, A., & Hofmann, W. (2015). Yielding to temptation: How and why some people are better at controlling themselves. In-Mind Magazine, 8.

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Academic distinctions

  • Junior Start-Up GrantHow do People Value Impulses? Investigating Antecedents and Consequences of Preferences Towards Impulses, awarded by the Center for Social and Economic Behavior (C-SEB), University of Cologne, 2016
  • Congress Travel Grant Award, DKPM, 2013
  • Poster prize winner (2nd Place), MinD-Akademie, 2012
  • Poster prize winner (3nd Place), MinD-Akademie, 2012
  • Studying Abroad Scholarship, Fulbright Commission, 2011-2012

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